End Domestic Violence with Allstate’s Purple Purse Campaign!

Chances are, you know someone whose life has been touched by domestic violence. Did you know that domestic violence affects on in four women in her lifetime? That’s more than breast cancer, ovarian cancer and lung cancer combined. Isn’t it time we put a stop to it?

And something else to think about. Did you know that physical abuse and financial abuse often go hand in hand? It actually occurs in 98% of all domestic violence cases, and is a powerful way to keep the domestic abuse victim trapped in a horrible situation. With bad credit, she can’t get an apartment or a car. If he harasses her at her job, she could get fired. He has her trapped.

Now you can help. The Allstate Foundation Purple Purse is making it fashionable to talk about domestic violence and the financial abuse that traps women in abusive relationships. The program ignites fundraising for more that 140 national, state and local domestic violence organizations. Funds raised will support life-changing financial empowerment services to help domestic violence survivors build safer lives for themselves and their families. Allstate Foundation Purple Purse aims to break the cycle of violence in our nation – one family at a time. Since 2005, the Allstate Foundation has invested more than $40 million across the country to  help domestic violence survivors regain control of their finances and break free from abuse.

Here’s how you can help: The Allstate Foundation is investing more than half a million dollars in the Purple Purse Challenge. Nonprofit organizations are competing for funds from Allstate – so you can go to the PurplePurse website between Sept. 2 and Oct. 3 to join and donate to a nonprofit near you. The nonprofits that get the most donations will then compete for additional contributions from Allstate.

If you or someone you know needs immediate help, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or TTY 1-800-787-3224


 

Disclosure: This post is part of a sponsored campaign with The Allstate Foundation and MomSelect. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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